Author: bgreen

Green Solutions for 4 Common Health Woes

It may seem like the occasional ache, pain, virus, or condition is just a fact of life. A trip to the doctor, or the drugstore, is the common starting place for many people for many minor issues, from headaches to muscle pain to allergies. For serious conditions, chronic conditions and acute problems, of course, a doctor visit is crucial, and medication might be your best bet. However, for those little minor annoyances you might experience here and there, wouldn’t it be great if you could avoid the meds in favor of a natural, healthy, and even green solution? As...

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5 Tips for a Healthier, Safer Fall

Even though the kids went back to school, and the temperatures started to dip lower, many people were still clinging to what bit of summer was left. Now, with the last official day of summer behind us, it’s finally time to admit that fall is upon us, and embrace it for the crisp, festive season it is. The upside is all of those things we look forward to such as the change in leaf colors, the chance to get more active outside, and the tastes and smells that abound this time of year. The downside is that fall brings...

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Green Flea and Tick Control for Healthier Pets & Home

Chances are, if you’re a pet owner, the image here of a dog frantically scratching at that itch is very familiar! Anyone who has or deals with pets seems to lament the increased numbers of fleas this year. If you’re currently dealing with itchy pets, and consequently, itchy family members as these pesky, tiny terrors take over your home, you’re not alone. However, before you grab the nearest flea control remedy, spray, powder, or treatment, take a moment to be sure you know what you’re exposing your family and pets to. Many flea control products contain harsh chemicals, toxins,...

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The Best Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Aromatherapy essential oils have long been used in treatment for a variety of conditions. Conditions range from stress and insomnia to burns and infections. Here is a brief guide to ways to use aromatherapy essential oils and the top five types: Ways to Use Aromatherapy Essential Oils: There are a variety of ways to use aromatherapy essential oils, depending on the type of oil and the reason that you are using it. Some suggestions include applying a couple of drops to the temples to relieve headaches or adding a few drops to your bath water. In these uses, lavender...

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Fresh Fish Can Be Healthy & Eco-Friendly

You already know that if you’re eating for a healthy, organic, and green lifestyle, there are many things you might be doing, such as shopping at Farmer’s Markets, choosing organic brands, or cutting out packaged or unhealthy foods. One of the tips for healthy eating that comes up time and again is the advice to cut red meat in favor of lean chicken or fish. Yet, there’s also some conflicting advice on including fish in your healthy diet because of mercury, farm-raised fish practices, or overfishing. Here’s how to choose fish that is healthy for you to eat and...

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